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Dagger Eyes, like literal daggers coming out my eyes. It hurts like Wolverine.
Resides in Los Angeles, CA

I am pleased as Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster to serve as one of your Geeks OUT Contributing Editors and Board Members!  You can hold me partially responsible for A Bloody Mouthful, Geeks OUT's very own The Walking Dead recap that analyzes the series through a queer/feminist/Chicana prism.  Covering all kinds of geektastic events, from Bent-Con to geeky musicals, also falls within my wheelhouse.  As if all that wasn't enough, you also get the benefit of my geek-centric legal acumen and my vociferous criticism of burning issues in the nerdverse.

I also write, create, and horde zines - my babies include Cerebral Succubus, The Masochistic Mixologist's Recipe Book, and The Arc of an Anatomical Heart.  I'm also a member of a zine collective, Zineworks, which spreads the gospel of zines by tabling at zine and community events, putting on workshops for the young, old and everyone in between, and teaching about the history of zines.  

I'm a recovering lawyer, one foot in library school, and now a comics industry professional.  

I'm also chomping at the bit to get my next tattoo - the frontrunner being one that incorporates Man Ray's Le Violon d'Ingres and two wonderfully descriptive phrases from Neil Gaiman's American Gods (one of my all-time favorite novels), but the double ourobouros of The Neverending Story looks like it just might pull ahead and take the lead. 

Reach out to me at

What I'm ReadingBITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY, DEADLY CLASS, WAYWARD, I KILL GIANTS, REVIVAL, EAST OF WEST, CHEW, THE WALKING DEAD (always), ALEX + ADA, MS. MARVEL, HAWKEYE, SEX CRIMINALS, SAGA, MANIFEST DESTINY, LOCKE & KEY & a list of zines too long to complete, but: The Arc of an Anatomical Heart and Cerebral Succubus, by yours truly, Freaky Lisa Frank and Bitch King by Madame Chaos, Brainscan by Alex Wrekk, Cheer the Eff Up and SRVIV by Jonas, Polycats by Mabel, She's Not A Morning Person by Jen Venegas, Fair Dig by Brodie Foster Hubbard and poetry by Stacy Russo.
What I'm PlayingSuperfight:
What I'm WatchingMr. Robot, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Penny Dreadful, The Last Ship (don't you judge me), Daredevil, iZombie, Continuum

Recent Posts by amberhardfemme

FINALLY: 2015 Has Been a Great Year for Feminist Geeks, But...

I'm not going to quote a Virginia Slims ad here, because we have a ways to go.

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Aria Baci
 on Wed, July 1, 2015

From the research and the insight, to the formatting and the links, this article is fucking excellent.

 on Wed, July 1, 2015

Aria, I am so happy you liked it. I don't write nearly often enough, so when I do, I try to make it worth it. 

Submit to Greetings, From Queer Mountain Magazine

Calling writers, cooks, artists, photographers and all creative types - showcase your talent in an Austin-based queer magazine!

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 on Tue, March 3, 2015

I'm totally here for this brave new world. And I think Kelly Sue and Matt are the perfect people to bring the revolution. 

I still wish we could get some of their Marvel stuff, though. A Hawkeye show based on Matt's Hawkeye is the series we need and the series we deserve! lol

A Bloody Mouthful: The Walking Dead Season 5, Episodes 5 & 6 Recap | "Self Help" and "Consumed"

Eugene drops the bomb and Daryl and Carol catch up on their transformations. SPOILERS!!!

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 on Sun, November 30, 2014

Yes! So right on with the Carol analysis!

I Left My Heart at GaymerX2

The queer geek convention par excellance may have had its final hurrah, but that doesn't detract from the magic it created.

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GaymerX2: Internetting While Female Panel

Superstar panelists Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency), Katherine Cross (Nuclear Unicorn), and Carolyn Petit (GameSpot) uplift a large audience at GaymerX2.

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